I sure hope that it lives up to all the hype for you. From my perspective, it's changed our lives: meaning not only mine but Sally's and our roommates, too! We've become so accustomed to the instant gratification and the ability to have ANY type of tea or coffee within reach, that I'll admit we've turned into spoiled coffee brats!
To make things more obsessive, we now travel with our Flavia....I know, I know... ....pathetic to be sure, but we LOVE it! I house-sit extensively for customer's and the very FIRST thing that is packed when we go away is the Flavia machine. We've also taken it on vacation with us to our hotel rooms; it makes ALL the difference in the world, being able to have a wonderously hot cuppa Darjeeling or French Roast when you want it, rather than hunting for the nearest Starbuck's (if they even exist where we vacation) or going to the hotel coffee shop. I have a sturdy canvas bag that the machine slides right inside of and we stick a bunch of rails of tea and coffee along side the machine and Bingo-Bango...all the comforts of home!
But then, I'm also the type of seasoned traveler that also travels with scented candles and a collapsible vase so we can have fresh flowers and beautiful scents in our room, too.
Let us know what you think, misskitty!!! I'm sooooooo very happy for you!